Introducing MSI Press Author, Kristin Wilcox, Ph.D.

 



Dr. Wilcox has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS and has spent over 20 years as a researcher studying the pharmacological and behavioral effects of drugs at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and then at John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  She has authored several manuscripts published in peer reviewed scientific journals and presented her research at international scientific meetings.  Dr. Wilcox’s research career has always combined her interests in pharmacology, psychology and neuroscience. Initially studying potential therapeutics to treat drug abuse behavior, the scope of her research changed to focused on studying the neurobiology of ADHD and treatment medications. Around this time Dr. Wilcox’s son was diagnosed with the inattentive subtype of ADHD.  When searching for books to help her as a parent, Dr. Wilcox realized there was a lack of information on the inattentive subtype of ADHD in boys.  Along with her son she wrote her first book, Andrew’s Adventures with His ADHD Brain: Helping children and parents to understand inattentive-type ADHD.

Dr. Wilcox serves on the executive board of the Inattentive ADHD Coalition, hoping to increase awareness and understanding of the inattentive subtype of ADHD in children and adults. In addition, she holds memberships in the national organizations Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA).  As a result of her research career, Dr. Wilcox has affiliations with several international professional organizations including Behavioral Pharmacology Society, Society for Neuroscience, and College on Problems of Drug Dependence. As an active advocate for education Dr. Wilcox served on a sub-committee of the Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education to voice the concerns of parents regarding the educational system in Carroll County, Maryland.  She remains interested in the continued problem of drug abuse, which includes the highly at-risk ADHD population, and works with her local county health department as a member of their opioid overdose prevention program coalition.

Dr. Wilcox lives in Maryland with her husband and is a mom to two sons.

Read more posts about Dr. Wilcox and her book, Andrew's Awesome Adventures with His ADHD Brain.

 

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